September 16, 2015
Bodyweight Leg Workout

By Sadie Simpson Healthy Living Director – Corpening Memorial YMCA Short on time? No access to fancy gym equipment? No problem! Your body is the best and most versatile piece of fitness equipment and can be used anytime, anywhere. Complete this quick lower-body routine for a great workout: 5-minute warm-up: walk gradually, increasing speed to get […]

November 24, 2015

How Can You Distinguish Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?

By Duff Rardin MD, Mission Neurology If you’re a Baby Boomer, there’s a good chance that you’re beginning to wonder about things like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. You’re not alone if you don’t know the difference between the two, because there’s a lot of confusing and misleading information out there. Medically, there is a distinct […]

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November 19, 2015

MAHEC to Host Symposium on Epilepsy, Nov. 20 – Free for Patients and Family

Join a multi-disciplinary team at MAHEC’s 2015 Epilepsy Symposium: Stop Seizures, Side Effects and Stigma, to be held Friday, Nov. 20 at MAHEC Mary C. Nesbitt Biltmore Campus. This event will teach attendees to identify signs and symptoms of epilepsy including the broad range of seizure presentations; understand indications for referral to a specialist; explore the wide variety […]

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November 18, 2015

Mission Health Offers Full Scholarship for CNA-I Certification at A-B Tech

If you’ve considered becoming a CNA, that goal may be a bit more in your reach, thanks to a new competitive scholarship program Mission Health’s Career Exploration Center is offering in conjunction with A-B Tech. The “Mission Grows” CNA-I scholarship will cover full costs for the CNA-I certification program at A-B Tech. Award recipients will […]

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November 17, 2015

Mission Hospital Registers More Than 60 Potential Bone Marrow Donors

Mission Hospital’s Bone Marrow Registry Drive last week added more than 60 new names to the National Bone Marrow Registry. Dr. Lindsey Gouker, who specializes in pediatric hematology and oncology at Mission Children’s Hospital, was pleased with the turnout. “I’m so grateful to our employees and community members for getting involved. The steps to become a member […]

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November 12, 2015

Tips for Beating the Holiday Bulge – Thanksgiving Edition

It’s that time of year again – the holidays.  And with Thanksgiving comes festive music, decorations, special time with family and the “holiday bulge.”   To help “beat the bulge,” Laura Tolle, Clinical Nutritionist Educator with Mission Health Wellness Services offers some healthy eating tips for keeping the “holiday weight” at bay during your Thanksgiving Day […]

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October 30, 2015

Mission Breast Program Recommendations for Mammography

Many of you are familiar with the updated screening mammography guidelines for average risk women issued by the American Cancer Society (ACS) on Tuesday October 20, 2015. These guidelines, which were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on 10/20/15, have created much controversy among both health care providers and patients. The Mission […]

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October 28, 2015

Eating For Prevention – Avoiding Processed Meats

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” – says it all, period! Now, that the World Health Organization (WHO) has made its statement this week on processed based meats like bacon, sausage, hot dogs, luncheon and cured meats – we are hearing more about the importance of cancer prevention and our eating […]

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September 14, 2015

Living Portrait: MAMA Flight Nurse Barbara Sawyer

For the month of September, Asheville photojournalist Pat Barcas is focusing on local people who help save lives by responding to emergencies. Following are excerpts from a conversation with Barbara Sawyer, a registered nurse with Mission Health’s air medical staff. Pat Barcas: What’s your favorite part of the job? Barbara Sawyer: I love taking care […]

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